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Calendars are published Wednesdays and Saturdays on a space-available basis. Items for the Wednesday edition must be submitted by noon the previous Thursday. Items for the Saturday edition must be submitted by noon the previous Tuesday. To submit an item, e-mail calendar@reporternewspapers.com.

Events

“Casino Royale” benefit evening: 5:30-11 p.m. May 10. $250. Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue. Hilton Hotel Bellevue, 300 112th Ave. S.E. 425-454-6162, ext. 20, or jhayes@bgcbellevue.org.

“Let Every Child Shine”: 6:30 p.m. May 10. Benefit event features musicians and artists Emanuel and Lenore Vardi performing, speaking and displaying their artwork. Proceeds benefit art programs for special needs children. Cost: $50. Emerald Ballet Theatre, 12368 Northup Way, Bellevue. 425- 883-3405, 206-236-8607 or www.emeraldballet.org.

Mother’s Day Tea and Fashion Show: 1-4 p.m. May 11. Features silent auction, tea and fashion show. Proceeds benefit local children’s charities. Cost: $15-$30. Redmond Town Center Marriott, 7401 164th Ave. N.E., Redmond. 425-869-6548 or www.marriottbizcouncil.com/mdt/mdtindex1.html.

Book signings: 7 p.m. May 14, Jane Porter to sign “Mrs. Perfect”; 6:30 p.m. July 23, Garth Stein to sign “The Art of Racing in the Rain.” Free. University Book Store Bellevue, 990 102nd Ave. N.E. 425-462-4500.

Overlake Hospital Bandage Ball—“Whirlygig”: 5:30 p.m. May 17. Features reception, dinner, and live and silent auctions. Proceeds will go toward building a helipad on the hospital campus. Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue. 425-688-5529 or www.overlakehospital.org.

2008 Drive for Dreams Golf Classic: May 19. Golf tee-off, 11:30 a.m.; dinner and auction, 5 p.m. Presented by Overlake Service League. Proceeds benefit Focus on Youth programs for students in Bellevue. The Golf Club at Newcastle, 15500 Six Penny Lane, Newcastle. 425-451-1175 or www.overlakeserviceleague.org.

Classes

Ikebana (Japanese floral art) class: 10 a.m.-noon Thursdays May 8-June 5. $76, plus materials. South Bellevue Community Center, 14509 S.E. Newport Way, Bellevue. 425-452-4240.

Evergreen Speech and Hearing Clinic Literacy Program: 11 a.m. Thursdays through May 29, and 11 a.m. May 10. Open to parents to learn how to read with their children. Free. University Book Store Bellevue, 990 102nd Ave. N.E. 425-462-4500.

Career workshops: 10:30-11:20 a.m. May 15, “Do More Than Survive, Make a Difference”; 10:30 a.m.-noon May 22, “Careers with a Future”; 12:30-2 p.m. May 28, “Salary Negotiation.” All are free. Bellevue Community College Career Center, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E. 425-564-2279 or career@bcc.ctc.edu.

Animal Adventures Day Camp: Mondays-Fridays, July 7-25 and Aug. 4-22. Week-long camps open to children ages 5-12 to learn about companion animals, and to help out at the shelter. $125-$150 per camper; scholarships available. Advance registration recommended. Seattle Humane Society, 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue. 425-649-7553 or www.seattlehumane.org.

Children’s crafts: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. Free craft activities for children. Lakeshore Learning Store, 11027 N.E. Fourth St., Bellevue.

Citizenship class: 9:15-11:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Free. Crossroads Community Center, 16000 N.E. 10th Street, Bellevue. 206-695-5975 or hannahbk@acrs.org.

Faith/Values

Buddhist Meditation Classes: 7:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays, May 7-28, “Improving Family Relationships”; 3-4:30 p.m. Sundays through May 18, “The Path to Enlightenment.” Cost: $5-$10. Northwest Arts Center, 9825 N.E. 24th St., Bellevue. 206 526-9565 or www.MeditateEastside.org.

Bible Study Fellowship: 9:15-11:15 a.m. May 8. Introduction meetings for fall classes. All are welcome. No childcare. Westminster Chapel, 13646 N.E. 24th St., Bellevue. 425-455-2169.

“Downsizing and Beyond” retirement forum and luncheon: Noon May 12. Discussion of retirement-related questions sponsored by the church’s Older Adults Ministries. All are welcome. Cost: $5 donation; reservations required. Bellevue First United Methodist Church, 1934 108th Ave. N.E. 425-454-2059.

Eastside Interfaith Social Concerns Council: Noon-1:30 p.m. May 13. Topic: “Girl Scout Council of Western Washington: Empowering Girls for Community Action.” Light lunch available. St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 3030 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue. 425-747-5924 or drswing@webtv.net.

World Peace Meditation group: 7-8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. Class uses musical massage sound therapy. Bellevue Unity Church, 16330 N.E. Fourth St.

Health/Fitness

“Understanding Dementia and Memory Loss in Your Aging Parents”: 7-9 p.m. May 14. $10; advance registration recommended. Temple B’nai Torah, 15727 N.E. Fourth St., Bellevue. 206-861-8784 or familylife@jfsseattle.org.

“Brain Attack—What You Should Know about Stroke”: 6:30-8 p.m. May 14. Dr. Henry Williams to discuss ways to decrease one’s chances of brain attack and what symptoms to watch for. Free for YMCA members; $5 for non-members. Registration required. Bellevue YMCA, 14230 Bellevue-Redmond Road. 425-688-5259.

Organizations

48th District GOP: 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month. New members welcome. North Bellevue Community Center, 4063 148th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. www.48gop.com.

Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club: 7 a.m. Fridays. Glendale Country Club, 13440 Main St., Bellevue. www.bbrc.net.

Bellevue Sunrise Rotary Club: 7 a.m. Tuesdays. Old Country Buffet in Factoria Mall, 4075 Factoria Blvd. S.E., Bellevue. 425-641 2590 or www.bellevuesunriserotary.org.

Cascade Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution: 5:30 p.m. May 14. Speaker: Karen Hass to present “Sisters in Time,” a story of four early Seattle pioneer women. Cascade Scholarship Award winner will be announced. Red Lion Bellevue Inn, 11211 Main St., Bellevue. 206-230-0123.

Dollmaker’s Official Lively Ladies Society (D.O.L.L.S.): 6:30 p.m. meeting once a month; date changes monthly. Open to dollmakers in all media and of all experience levels. Bring ideas for future projects. Call for meeting dates. Quiltmakers Northwest, 145 106th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. thedollmaker51@hotmail.com.

Eastgate Expounders Toastmasters Club: Noon Tuesdays. The President’s Distinguished Club. Exponent Conference Room, 15375 S.E. 30th Place, Suite 250, Bellevue. www.eastgateexpounders.org.

Eastside Genealogical Society: 7 p.m. the second Thursday of the month. All are welcome to attend and learn how to search for family. Also: 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays and 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays, genealogy help offered. Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 425-747-6926 or www.rootsweb.com/~wakcegs/.

Eastside Mothers & More: 7-9 p.m. May 13. Topic: “Emergency Readiness/ Disaster Preparedness.” East Shore Unitarian Church, 12700 S.E. 132nd St., Bellevue. www.eastsidemothersandmore.org.

Eastside Quilters: 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. the third Thursday of the month. St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 2650 148th Ave. S.E., Bellevue. www.eastsidequilters.com.

Eastside Welcome Club: 10 a.m. first Wednesday of the month. Meets in members’ homes. Also meets other days for activities and outings. 425-821-5857.

German Interest Group: 1-3 p.m. the first Friday of the month. Group is part of the Eastside Genealogical Society. Bellevue Crossroads Community Room, 15600 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue. www.rootsweb.com/~wakcegs/.

Great Books Discussion Group: 7:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of the month. Room 2, Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 425-746-4448.

Greater Bellevue Lions: 7-8:30 p.m. first and third Tuesday of the month. Hunan Garden Restaurant, 11814 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue; 425-556-3963.

Haiku Northwest: 7-9 p.m. the first Thursday of the month. Haiku sharing and discussion group. All are welcome. Contact coordinator via Web site to confirm location. Often (not always) at Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 206-240-0871 or http://hometown.aol.com/WelchM/Haiku-Northwest.html.

Homeschooling Support—Teaching Parents Association: 7-9 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month. From unschoolers to curriculum-based home education, group has something for everyone. Free. Evergreen Room at Woodinville Community Center, 17401 133rd Ave. N.E., Woodinville. 206-654-5658, info@washtpa.org or www.washtpa.org.

Kiwanis Club of Bellevue: Noon Thursdays. Speakers: May 15, actor David Friedt to discuss local live theater. Crab Pot Restaurant, 2 Lake Bellevue Drive, Bellevue. 425-453-9948.

Mothers and Others: 9:30 -11:30 a.m. Mondays. Children can play in the nursery while moms hear speakers, make crafts and provide support for one another. Open to all mothers looking for friendship and support. St. Madeleine Sophie Church, 4400 130th Place S.E., Bellevue. 425-644-0840.

National Association of Professional Organizers, Seattle chapter: 6:30-8:30 p.m. first Tuesday of the month. $25 for guests. Entrance around corner on the left side of building. California Closets, 1014 116th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. www.seattlenapo.com.

Newcomers and New Friends of Greater Seattle: The second Wednesday of the month. Lunch meetings held at various locations throughout the Puget Sound. Call for details. 425-778-8608 or www.seattlenewcomers.com.

Northwest China Painters Guild: 10 a.m. the first Friday of the month, October-June. New members are welcome. Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, 411 156th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 425-427-6336.

Office Support Services Association: 6-8:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month. Guests are welcome. For location and membership details, see Web site. www.ossa-wa.org or membership@ossa-wa.org.

Rotary Club of Newcastle: 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays. $10 makeup fee for members; free for visitors. Golf Club at Newcastle, 15500 Six Penny Lane, Newcastle. 425-455-1600.

Soroptimist International of Bellevue Metropolitan: 12:30 p.m. the third Friday of the month. Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. Also: 5 p.m. the first Thursday of the month. Group meets at various local restaurants. Call for location. 425-830-6538.

Wry Toastmasters: 7 a.m. Thursdays. The President’s Distinguished Club. Skyline Tower, 10900 N.E. Fourth St., ninth floor conference room, Bellevue. www.wrytoastmasters.org.

YMCA Seniors’ Group: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Open to ages 55 and older to participate in crafts, community service projects, intergenerational activities and fellowship. Also, 9 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, bridge group. Newport Hills Community Church, 5833 119th Ave. S.E., Bellevue. 425-644-8417.

Libraries

Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E. 425-450-1765 or www.kcls.org. Events include:

• Meet the Author—Michael Meade: 7 p.m. May 12. Meade provides a mythological view of critical issues affecting the world.

• “Exploring Community Supported Agriculture”: 7 p.m. May 19. Owner of Jubilee Biodynamic Farm in Carnation to speak.

• Bellevue Friends of the Library Book Group: 10 a.m. May 21. “March” by Geraldine Brooks.

• Meet the Author— Sandra Gulland: 7 p.m. June 25. Gulland to discuss, sign her book, “Mistress of the Sun.”

• Meet the Author— Aaron Elkins: 1:30 p.m. July 11. Elkins to reads from and sign his book, “Uneasy Relations.”

• Citizenship preparation class: 7 p.m. Mondays. Free individualized help with all stages of the process of becoming a United States citizen, from completing the application forms to preparing for a successful interview. Drop-ins welcome. Call for details.

• Computer classes: Library offers computer classes at various times. Call for details.

• Talk Time: 1:30 p.m. Mondays; 10:30 a.m. Thursdays; 10 a.m. Saturdays. Improve your speaking and listening skills in this English conversation group.

• English as a Second Language: 10 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Free class to learn English grammar, reading, writing and conversation skills, taught by Bellevue Community College. Placement test is required.

• Story times: Library offers story times for infants through preschoolers, as well as family and foreign language story times. Call for details.

Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd., Bellevue. 425-747-3350 or www.kcls.org. Events include:

• Game On!: 3:30 p.m. May 8 and 22. Teens can play Wii video games and board games at the library.

• Pizza & Pages High School Book Board: 3:30 p.m. May 14.

• Lake Hills Library Book Discussion Group: 7 p.m. May 14. Topic: “Spring Moon” by Bette Bao Lord.

• Strategic Gaming Club: 3 p.m. May 15. Meet other teens who enjoy role-playing games.

• Teen Anime and Manga Appreciation Club: 3:30 p.m. May 21.

• Talk Time: 7 p.m. Thursdays. Improve your speaking and listening skills in this English conversation group.

• Citizenship Class: 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.

• Story times: Library offers story times for infants through preschoolers. Call for details.

• Study Zone Volunteers: Volunteer tutors needed to help students in kindergarten-12th grade with homework for two hours per week. Call for details: 425-369-3312.

Library Connection @ Crossroads, 15600 N.E. Eighth St., Suite K-11, Bellevue. 425-644-6203. Events include:

• Activated Storyteller’s Quizzical Quests: 4:30 p.m. May 8. Multicultural tales are brought to life through physical comedy, songs, dance and American Sign Language.

• Early Literacy Parties in Spanish: 10 a.m. Tuesdays through June 3. Open to Spanish-speaking families with children age newborn-5 years to learn and practice essential Early Literacy skills.

• English for Spanish Speakers: 4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Free class for adults. Children’s story time offered during class.

• Story times: Library offers story times for preschoolers, and for foreign language speakers (Mandarin and Spanish).

Newport Way Library, 14250 S.E. Newport Way, Bellevue. 425-747-2390 or www.kcls.org. Events include:

• Newport Way Library Association: 7:30 p.m. May 12.

• ESL Book Group: 11 a.m. May 14. Topic: “Peter Pan” by J.M. Barrie.

• Singing Silly Story-Songs: 7 p.m. May 14. Talented duo creates swinging, acoustic story-songs set to original music.

• “Organic and Sustainable Foods”: 2 p.m. May 17.

• Newport Way Book Group: 7:30 p.m. the third Monday of the month. Topics: May 19, “Three Cups of Tea” by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin. Registration recommended.

• Teen Advisory Board: 7 p.m. May 20.

• “Living Sustainably—Green Building and Remodeling”: 7 p.m. May 27.

• “Garden Art from Found Objects, Salvage and Really Good Junk”: 7 p.m. June 3. Beth Evans-Ramos from the Salvage Studio to discuss ways to reinvent found objects.

• Game On!: 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Middle through high school students can play video games at the library.

• Study Hall: 3:30 p.m. Mondays-Tuesdays and Thursdays. Open to teenagers.

• Talk Time: 10 a.m. Mondays. Improve your speaking and listening skills in this English conversation group.

• Story times: Library offers story times for children, families and foreign language speakers.

Public Meetings

Bellevue City Council: 8 p.m. the first and third Mondays of the month, except August and December. Council Chambers at Bellevue City Hall, 450 110th Ave. N.E.

Reunions

West Seattle Indians Class of 1958 50th Year Reunion: June 6-8. All school reunion will be June 6 at the high school. Weekend also includes golf, dinner and farewell brunch at various locations. West Seattle High School, 3000 California Ave. S.W., Seattle. 253-931-1136.

Highline High School Class of 1953 55th Year Reunion: 5-11 p.m. Sept. 5. Call for details. Tukwila Doubletree Guest Suites, 16500 Southcenter Parkway. 206-948-8227 or robbieh@windermere.com.

Veterans

USS Maddox Destroyer Association Reunion: Sept. 3-7. For DD-168, DD-622 and DD-731. Reunion will take place in Oklahoma City, OK. For details, contact Cliff Gillespie at 337-616-8450 or cwgilles45@aol.com.

USS Hollister Destroyer Reunion: Sept. 17-21 in Branson, Mo. For DD-788. For details, contact Nelda Rupp. 503-656-4949 or hnrupp@comcast.net.

82nd Airborne Division Association reunions: Association is seeking veterans from the 82nd Airborne Division to join in conventions and other special events throughout the country. Call or e-mail for details: 937-898-5977 or srgabn@aol.com.

Military reunions: October, 2008, reunion for the former crew of the USS Yancey (AKA-93) in Seattle. For details, contact George Clifton, 708-425-8531 or clifs@ameritech.net. June 24, 2009, reunion for former crewmen from the USS England (DLG/CG-22) in Seattle. For details contact Dennis O’Brien, 714-961-6840 or dennis@ussengland.net. Veterans can find information about upcoming reunions across the country through Military Locator and Reunion Service. Call 828-256-6008 or visit www.mlrsinc.com.

Support

Angel Care Breast Cancer Foundation: Trained survivors offer free emotional support to the newly-diagnosed, enhancing emotional recovery while going through treatments. Will attend consultations, chemotherapy and radiation appointments and have volunteers in your community. 206-417-3484, 877-417-3484 (toll-free), www.angelcarefoundation.org or angelcare@angelcarefoundation.org.

Angel Flight West: Volunteer pilot group offers free air transportation to those in need, especially medical care. 888-426-2643 or www.angelflightwest.org.

Arthritis and Fibromyalgia Support Group: 6:45-8:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month. Group is free and open to the public. No reservation required. Participants are responsible for parking costs. Overlake Outpatient Services Conference Room, 1120 112th Ave. N.E., Suite 150, Bellevue. 425-688-5900.

Bereavement Support Group: 7-8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month. Overlake Hospital Medical Center, 1135 116th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 425-688-5127.

Divorce Lifeline: Lifeline offers adult therapy groups for people dealing with divorce or separation. Call for details. 206-694-5757 or www.divorcelifeline.org.

Eastside Compassionate Friends: 7:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month. Group welcomes families who have experienced the death of a child of any age. Group has no religious affiliation. Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 10021 N.E. 124th St., Kirkland. 425-325-0357.

Eastside CHADD: Meetings, the third Tuesday of the month, September to June (except December). Free support group for children and adults with ADD. Evergreen Hospital Surgery and Physicians Center, Room Tan 101, 12333 N.E. 130th Lane, Kirkland. 206-622-2127 or www.nwchadd.org.

Eastside PFLAG: 7-9 p.m. the third Thursday of the month. Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays meetings are confidential. Group is not associated with any religious organizations. First United Methodist Church, 1934 108th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 206-325-7724 or www.bellevue-pflag.org.

Eastside Stroke Support Group: 1-2:30 p.m. the first three Mondays of the month. St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 2650 148th Ave. S.E., Bellevue. 425-746-8396.

Emergency Feeding Program of Seattle and King County: Offers healthy, nutritionally balanced food packs to families and individuals with immediate need. 206-329-0300 or www.emergencyfeeding.org.

Family Caregivers Support Group: 3-4:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. Free group is open to anyone caring for an older adult. Overlake Senior Health Center, 1750 112th Ave. N.E., Suite A-101, Bellevue. 425-688-5807.

Gamblers Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call toll-free national hotline: 888-424-3577.

Hearing Loss Association: 1 p.m. the second Saturday of the month. Lake Sammamish Foursquare Church, 14434 N.E. Eighth Street, Bellevue. 425-746-1074 or e-mail greymare25@aol.com.

HelpLine: Free legal and consumer information for people older than 55. Call 206-448-5720.

Low Vision Support Group: 1:30-3 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. Group offers free resources, education and coping skills. North Bellevue Senior Center, 4063 148th Ave. N.E.

Managing Care at Home: 4:30-6 p.m. Thursdays; 10-11:30 a.m. Fridays. Free question-and-answer sessions for caregivers. Call to register. Overlake Senior Care Office, 1120 112th Ave. N.E., Suite 100, Bellevue. 425-688-5800.

Meals on Wheels: Nutritious, home-delivered frozen meals to home-bound seniors. New selections. 425-452-7681.

NAMI Support Group One: 7:30-9 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month. Room 208, 12700 S.E. 32nd St., Bellevue. 425-443-7202 or 425-747-6142.

NAMI Support Group Two: 7-8:30 p.m. the third Thursday of the month. St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Room E, 2650 148th Ave. S.E., Bellevue. 425-865-9839, 206-236-5247 or 206-232-6946.

Recovery International: 7 p.m. Mondays, except holidays. A self-help group for anxiety and depression. All are welcome. 12700 S.E. 32nd St., Room E-208, Bellevue. 425-747-9251 or www.recovery-inc.org.

SHIBA Helpline: Statewide Heath Insurance Benefits Advisors is a network of trained volunteers that assists and advocates for consumer rights and options regarding health insurance, health care access and prescription access. Group is also accepting volunteers. 800-562-6900 or www.insurance.wa.gov.

Spanish Speaking Support Group: 6-7:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month. Consejo Counseling. 1412 140th Place N.E., Bellevue. 425-306-3681, 425-885-6264 or e-mail info@nami-eastside.org.

Teen Camp Erin-King County: Applications now being accepted for free weekend camp. Open to teens who have experienced the death of a loved one. Camp provides support, education and opportunities for fun and fellowship to grieving teens. Camp slated for Aug. 22-24 at Camp River Ranch in Carnation. Call for details. 206-749-7689.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly): 10 a.m. Mondays. St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 17222 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue. 425-895-0858.

Widowed/Grief Support: 7 p.m. Mondays. Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 10420 S.E. 11th St., Bellevue.

Writing Group: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Discuss your work and sip tea with other writers. Tiger Mountain Tea Company, Gilman Village, 317 N.W. Gilman Blvd., Suite 47, Issaquah. 425-941-2559.

Volunteers

Mentor/tutor volunteers: Volunteers are needed to mentor or tutor one hour per week in all grade levels of Bellevue schools. 425-456-4154 or www.bsd405.org/vibes.

Angel Care Breast Cancer Foundation: Breast cancer survivors needed to provide support for others battling cancer. Must be one year past the end of treatments and have good interpersonal skills. 206-417-3484, 877-417-3484 (toll-free), www.angelcarefoundation.org or angelcare@angelcarefoundation.org.

Asian Counseling Referral Service (ACRS): 1-3 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Work with students from diverse backgrounds. Requires three-month commitment. Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd., Bellevue. www.acrs.org or e-mail lydiar@acrs.org.

Crisis Clinic: Answer calls on 24-hour crisis line, provide support for callers in emotional crisis, including persons contemplating suicide. Professional training given. Volunteers assume a four-and-a-half hour shift once a week for a year after the completion of training. 206-461-3210 or e-mail msmith@crisisclinic.org.

Eastside Domestic Violence Program (EDVP): Working with 24-hour Crisis Line, support group, and shelter. Requires 50-hour training session in fall or spring. 425-562-8840, ext. 229; luciee@edvp.org; or www.edvp.org.

Evergreen Hospice: Volunteers age 18 or older needed to help terminally ill patients and their families throughout King and Snohomish counties. Training provided. 425-899-1040 or www.evergreenhealthcare.org.

Family Law CASA of King County: May 15-16 and June 12-13, volunteer training. Children’s needs can get lost in the dispute between separating parents. Do you want to advocate for such a child? Volunteer for Family Law CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) of King County. 206-748-9700 or www.familylawcasa.com.

Group Health Eastside Campus: Assist with the new Wellness Store and/or Employee Wellness Program. Volunteers must be available four hours a week and must be age 14 or older. 12700 152nd Ave. N.E., Redmond. 425-883-5335 or e-mail troy.c@ghc.org.

Hopelink: 1 and 7 p.m. May 7, volunteer orientation. Volunteers are needed to deliver donated food to food bank, assist with adult literacy classes, provide childcare during classes and more. Eastside Literacy program offices, 15015 Main St., Suite 206, in Kelsey Creek Center (across from the Hopelink building), Bellevue. 425-643-1912 or www.hope-link.org.

Hospice volunteers: Providence Hospice of Seattle is seeking volunteers to provide practical and emotional support to hospice patients and their families throughout King County. Core training for hospice volunteers is held monthly. After completing core training, volunteers are eligible to attend training for patient care, bereavement and other volunteer positions. Orientation interview and application are required prior to attending core training. Call for details. 206-320-7169.

Meals on Wheels: Meal-delivery program has openings for volunteer drivers and co-coordinators at sites throughout King County. Time commitment for drivers averages three hours once a week, with 35-cent reimbursement per mile. Coordinators may work one or two days a week, four to six hours total. 206-448-5767 or www.seniorservices.org.

Medical coverage assistance: Public Health Seattle & King County provides free assistance applying for benefits, including free or low-cost medical coverage for qualifying children. Call for details. English: 206-296-3944; Spanish: 206-296-3948 or 206-296-3943; Vietnamese: 206-296-3949.

Olive Crest Abused and Neglected Children’s Foundation: Auxiliary group assists with foster family activities, fundraising activities and welcome baskets for children entering new homes. 425-462-1612, ext. 1314, or www.olivecrest.org.

Overlake Hospital Medical Center’s Cancer Resource Center: Volunteers needed to greet resource center visitors, assist clients in using the center’s self-serve functions, answer phones and provide clerical support. Training provided. Application, interview and orientation required prior to training. 425-688-5369.

Puget Sound Blood Center: Assist with blood drives and bone marrow registry drives. Must be available in the day or early evening twice a month and have reliable transportation. 425-462-4381, meganp@psbc.org or www.psbc.org/volunteers.

Red Cross Disaster Action Team: American Red Cross is seeking King County volunteers to respond to local disasters. Volunteers must be on-call one week out of six, and will receive free training. 206-726-3566 or www.seattleredcross.org.

Seattle Humane Society: Answer phones and greet visitors. 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way. 425-641-0080 or diane@seattlehumane.org.

Senior Rights Assistance: Educate, assist and advocate for consumers about their rights and options regarding health insurance, health care access and prescription access. 800-562-6900.

Special Transportation Program: Group Health Cooperative needs volunteer drivers to transport frail, elderly members to and from medical appointments in King County. Volunteers use their personal cars, are reimbursed for mileage and determine their own schedules, including when, where and how often they will drive. Volunteers do not need to be Group Health members. 206-326-2800 or resource.l@ghc.org.

Stitches from the Heart: Volunteers are needed to knit, crochet or quilt blankets, sweaters, hats and booties for babies in need. Items go to hospitals across the country. Patterns available. Donations of yarn or money also appreciated. Call for details. 866-472-6903, stitchfromheart@aol.com or www.StitchesFromTheHeart.org.

Volunteer Chore Services: Volunteers needed in Bellevue to help with chores, shopping or driving once or twice a week for a homebound senior. Flexible schedule and mileage reimbursement. VCS is a program of Catholic Community Services. Call for details. 425-679-0342, 888-649-6850 or AdriaB@ccsww.org.

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New bill could put Washington salmon farms in jeopardy

The bill is at least partially in response to an August incident in which 30,000 Atlantic salmon escaped.

Washington state capitol campus. Photo by Visitor7/Wikimedia
State lawmakers hear a proposal to outlaw sexual orientation conversion therapy

The bill’s sponsor says that it includes religious protections and does not discourage families from seeking non-medical therapy.

Bellevue legislator introduces bill to put WIAA under state oversight, expand basketball playoffs

Bill would place WIAA under oversight of Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.

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